The mother of a Nigerian journalist, Kufre Carter, has made a passionate appeal for the Department of State Security DSS to allow her to see her son who is allegedlly in their custody.
A report by Premiumtimes stated that 27-year-old Carter who works as a journalist with XL 106.9 FM, a local radio station in Akwa Ibom, was arrested on April 27 by the DSS in Akwa Ibom state on allegations that he made defamatory comments against the Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Health, Dominic Ukpong.
He was reportedly invited for questioning by the SSS in Uyo. He honored it, but was detained afterwards. Before his arrest, the radio station issued a press statement disowning him.
Carter was arraigned two days after his arrest on a three-count charge at a magistrate court in Uyo. One of the charges against Carter read
“That you Kufre Carter Akpan and another now at large sometimes in the month of April, 2020, in Uyo Local Government Area, within the Uyo Magisterial…
Source: Linda Ikeji